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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

NEWS:

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, have approved Phase II of the Gilchrist Hall project -- schematic design, project description and budget for renovation and restoration. UNI plans to bid the renovation work in July, following completion of the asbestos-abatement work currently underway. The project is expected to be completed in June 2008. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml.

 

STUDENT MINIMUM-WAGE INCREASE REPORT AND APPROVAL FORM:

Due to the April 1 minimum-wage increase to $6.20, some departments may choose to change the wage rates of students currently above the minimum wage. A new Student Assignment Approval Listing report is now available for this purpose. Another new report, Students Below Minimum Wage, lists students whose rates automatically will be raised to the minimum by Payroll. For more information on these reports, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED:

The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is once again photographing academic activities for use in admissions publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking for a variety of lab, field experience, traditional classroom, arts, sciences, business and technology photo opportunities. We want to feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help UM&PR represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times, location and a brief description of the activity to amy.andrews@uni.edu.

 

TOWING FROM GILCHRIST G PARKING AREA:

Effective Monday, March 19, the Department of Public Safety will tow unauthorized vehicles from the G parking area in the Gilchrist Lot. The G parking area encompasses the furthest north row of parking. The only vehicles authorized to park in these reserved stalls are those with G permits. All others will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you have visitors coming to campus, make sure they are aware of this. The tickets will not be dismissed and the towing fee will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner. For more information, contact the Parking Division at 3-2710.

 

CAMPUS ROOM RESERVATION CHANGE:

Room reservations that have been administered previously through the University Event Coordination Office will now be reserved through Maucker Union. Contact Mike Bobeldyk at 3-5888 or mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu. To request space in GBPAC, UNI-Dome or McLeod Center, contact those facilities directly.

 

123 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are slightly older technology (three years old) they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations on campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget allocation; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by/or benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. To submit a request, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2007Notice.htm. The deadline is noon, Friday, April 20.

 

HY-VEE PURCHASING CARD:

The Cedar Falls Hy-Vee requires an identification card similar to a charge card for all charges made at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee. Cards will be issued in the university’s name specific to an individual or a department. The actual charge and payment process will not change from the current method. The process change is an effort to protect the university from individuals charging to our accounts without authorization. Forms to request cards are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/index.shtml and must be approved by an appropriate department head or authorized individual.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of athletic training services/clinical instructor. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

 

VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located on the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu, or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND DATE SET:

The dates for Family Weekend 2007 are Oct. 26 through Oct. 28.

 
NEW PHONE NUMBER AT JPEC:

The main office phone for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has changed to 3-JPEC (3-5732).

 

PASSPORT TO PREXY'S PRIZE WINNERS:

Jeff Heim is the grand prize winner in the Passport To Prexy's promotion. Jeff won a Spring Break Survival Kit. Christy Haas and Ken Bauer won $5 gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who participated.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in CBB 3. Registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

HUMAN PARTICIPANTS REVIEW:

Ever wonder, "what is the Institutional Review Board?" or "when am I required to submit my project for IRB review?" The next Office of Sponsored Programs Brown Bag session will introduce beginners to the IRB process at UNI, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the CME (109 MAU). RSVP to anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148.

 
WHAT SHOULD AN A BE?

Is it too easy to get an A? What Should an A be, anyway? From noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Student Involvement & Activity Center Conference Room (second floor of Maucker Union), there will be a roundtable discussion of different approaches to grading and the meanings of different letter grades. Faculty are invited to bring their own grading guidelines, or other sets of grading criteria to share with colleagues. The goal of the discussion is not to reach consensus about an ideal approach to grading, but rather to consider different approaches and examine the underlying assumptions that guide our own grading decisions. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

CRITICAL THINKING AND NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM:

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the SIAC Conference Room in Maucker Union, John Johnson, UNI professor of history, will discuss how he addresses critical-thinking issues through the use of newspapers in his capstone class, "Analysis of Contemporary Social Issues." The public is invited. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. If possible, RSVP for a handout count. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

 

HR BENEFITS OPEN HOUSE:

Human Resources is hosting a benefits open house for all UNI employees. Department benefits specialists and representatives from TIAA/CREF and Wellmark BC/BS will be available to answer questions and discuss coverage options. Open house times and dates are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29. Sessions will take place in Maucker Union Ballroom C. For more information, call Brittany at 3-2450.

 

IMAGING, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND WORKFLOW SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATIONS:

The fire in Gilchrist Hall has prompted an increased interest in looking at these types of products. The sessions are open to all UNI faculty and staff and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom B. Vendor demonstrations include Hershey Systems on Tuesday, March 27, and OnBase-Hyland Software on Thursday, March 29. A short evaluation of the products demonstrated will be encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/imaging or contact joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

TIAA CREF is offering a free financial education seminar, "Your Retirement Income Options," for those within 18 months of retirement. The seminars are at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, or at noon Wednesday, April 11, in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room. Each will last approximately one hour. Because seating will be limited, registration is required. To register or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a TIAA CREF consultant (regardless of your stage in your career) visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

HP3800 COLOR PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program has three brand-new color ink cartidges for a HP3800 Printer. The colors are yellow (Q47582A), cyan (Q7581A) and magenta (Q7583A). Contact Latricia at (319) 433-1261 if you are interested in a departmental transfer of the cartridges.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

"UNI's American Democracy Project" is sponsoring a faculty/staff development workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement" from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 5 through 7. A $100 stipend will be provided. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or perreault@uni.edu.

 

HOURS

UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 7, summer hours for university offices are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 10. Please inform staff who do not have e-mail access of these summer hours.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

COSMOS & COSMETICS:

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is sponsoring an open house for Arbonne Cosmetics from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at The Stuffed Olive, 115 Main St., Cedar Falls. Come for the event, and stay for food and drinks. Various door prizes and free massages will be given away. Open to the public. Enjoy free trials of Arbonne Cosmetics products available for men and women.

 

SIFE FUNDRAISER:

SIFE is sponsoring a Community Night Fundraiser at Wendy's in Cedar Falls, from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21. Your participation will help the UNI SIFE team attend its annual Regional Competition in April. You could win a free meal, but you must attend to find out how. Bring friends, family members or anyone you know to increase your chances of winning.

 

LATINO BALL:

The theme for this year's Latino Ball is La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet). This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, in the Commons Ballroom. UNI Capoeira Club and The International Dance Theater will provide entertainment. Learn about Latino/Hispanic culture in a fun atmosphere. There will be free food, drinks and admission. This event is semi-formal. Presented by Hispanic/Latino Student Union.

 

PANTHER PURSUIT FUNDRAISER:

The spring semester philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is Panther Pursuit. Compete in Halo, DDR, Mario Kart, and Guitar Hero for prizes. The entry fee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit Jamie and Jim's Kids. Competition is from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Contact jalbaugh@uni.edu or ndavidso@uni.edu with questions or to register.

 

YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama and puppet workshops for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning April 2. For more information, including class schedules and registration fees, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html

 

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Baseball hosts Loras College at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Waterloo Riverside Stadium. Softball hosts North Dakota State in a double header on Thursday, March 22. The games start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Panther Park.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS

ROD LIBRARY EXHIBITS:

March exhibits celebrate 30 years of the UNI Women's Studies Program and Women's History Month. A third exhibit highlights the 30th anniversary of the UNI Cooperative Education and Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays.

 

"DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU! POLITICAL CARTOONS OF WWII":

On display through May 20 at the University Museum.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A screening of "When the Sea Rises" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in SRL 115. This French-Belgian film tells the story of Irène, a 45-year-old actress traveling from one small town to another with her one-woman show, "Dirty Business." Awards won by this film include Best First Film, Prix Louis Delluc Best First Film, Best Actress, César Awards. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE -- 'HAPPY FEET'

"Happy Feet," starring Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. A penguin, who cannot sing, is born into the world of the Emperor Penguins who find their soul mates through song. But this penguin can tap dance something fierce. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

STUDENT FILM FEST:

NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is screening documentary programs at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, and narrative programs at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information, contact Francesca Soans at 3-6309 or at soansf@uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS REC

WRC INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 26 through 28, WRC Room 101. Tournament play begins West campus fields, Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. start. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available at the WRC Room 101.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of March 18. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19 through 21, in WRC 101. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the WRC south courts. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

HONOR CODE PRESENTATIONS:

The Honor Code Task Force invites faculty and staff to attend one of two open meetings to learn about a proposed honor code that will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate this spring. Meetings will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, contact Otto MacLin at otto.maclin@uni.edu.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY PANEL DISCUSSION:

The 30th anniversary celebration for the Women's & Gender Studies Program will continue at noon, Wednesday, March 21, in Baker 161, with a panel discussion on "The Intervening Years of Women's & Gender Studies." Panelists include faculty and staff members Martha Reineke, Victoria DeFrancisco, Karen Entz, Cynthia Goatley, Susan Hill, Alice Swensen and Annette Lynch. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the celebration.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 115, Gabrielle Kuenzli, assistant professor of history, will present "Aymara Participation in the 1899 Civil War in Bolivia: Race War or Liberal Mobilization?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

LIBERAL ARTS CORE INPUT:

UNI faculty are invited to provide input concerning the Liberal Arts Core at the remaining scheduled open forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 21, in SRL 120. The Liberal Arts Core Committee is looking at ways to improve the LAC and encourage all interested faculty to attend. Even if you do not teach a course in the LAC, your input would be valuable to the committee. For information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/.

 

MEASURING COLLEGE READINESS AND USING ACT INFORMATION TO ASSIST WITH ADVISING STUDENTS:

From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the CME Conference Room (upper level of Maucker Union), the UNI Academic Advising Association (UNI ACADA) is hosting Charles Ramos, director of Postsecondary/Business Services ACT Midwest Region, for the presentation "ACT: Measuring College Readiness and Using ACT Information to Assist with Advising Students." Ramos presented to the Board of Regents several months ago and visited UNI last fall to speak with Deans and the Council on Teacher Education on a similar topic. For more information, contact David Marchesani at david.marchesani@uni.edu or 3-3406.

 

ART LECTURE:

An artist's lecture will be presented by Alec Soth at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KAB 111. Alec Soth is a highly acclaimed young photographer whose work has been included in both the Whitney and Sao Paolo Biennials. His book of photographs, "Niagara," was awarded the 2006 Golden Light Book Award, and in 2003 he received the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.


STUDENTS TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY:

Cox Communications President Pat Esser and Jessica Heacock, executive vice president of MTV affiliate marketing and finance, will team up to present, "Cable Rocks! How Cable is Leading the Media and Telecommunications Boom," at 3 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the CBB, John Deere Auditorium, (Room 109). The event is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.

 
LYNN CUTLER TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

"One Woman's Political Journey," a public address by Lynn Cutler, UNI alumna, former vice chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Slife Commons Ballroom. Cutler is the keynote speaker for the UNI Women's & Gender Studies Program's 30th anniversary celebration being held during Women's History Month. Cutler, the first female member and chairperson of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors in the 1970s, also will speak to classes and meet with students during her UNI visit.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

OPEN COMPANY REHEARSAL WITH ARCHIVIST DAVID VAUGHAN:

An open company rehearsal with archivist David Vaughan will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the GBPAC. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY AT GBPAC:

America's most influential living choreographer, Merce Cunningham, uses brilliant imagery and unexpected combinations to create an unending array of possibilities. Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the GBPAC. This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council. Also supported by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Irish singer-songwriter Andy White will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. White plays 12-string acoustic guitar and electric mandolin. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI VOICE DIVISION RECITAL:

The School of Music will present a voice-division student recital coordinated by Assistant Professor of Voice and performing artist Leslie Morgan at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, This event is free.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES -- CONCERT CHORALE:

Rick Hoffenberg, conductor, will lead this spring choral performance at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

Randy Hogancamp, assistant professor of percussion at UNI, coordinates this 7:30 p.m. showcase of finalists and solo competition winners from the all-day performance competition Wednesday, March 28, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

THE WRECKERS IN CONCERT MARCH 28:

Panther Productions presents The Wreckers in concert with special guests The Wrights at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the West Gym. Tickets are $15 for students (limit two tickets per student) and $20 for general public. Tickets are on sale at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 3-4tix or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, through Friday, March 23, in Maucker Union at the Information Desk at Essentials.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Twenty-five-year-old rising piano phenom Orion Weiss joins the orchestra on a program of works by Bizet, Ravel and Schumann at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available by calling 3-4TIX or visiting http://wcfsymphony.org. Stargazer tickets are available for $20.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. The application deadline for summer and fall interns is Monday, April 2. An application is available at http://www.uni-foundation.org/foundation/KoobFund/Koobfundinfo.htm.

 

WORKING ABROAD:

Ever considered working abroad? Learn about the options from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Teacher registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., March 31, in Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from Iowa and across the United States will visit with educators about jobs for the 2007-08 academic year on Saturday, March 31, in Maucker Union. For a list of districts and further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, at 3-6857.

 

APPLY TO SAA:

UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for membership. Ambassadors serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. To become an ambassador, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm to apply. For more information, contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu.

 

NISG EXECUTIVE POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking applicants for Director of Administration and Director of Public Relations. These two positions will serve on the NISG executive branch in the upcoming academic year. Also, NISG is accepting applications for Office Manager and Webmaster. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, and can be completed online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg under the Government tab. For more information, e-mail nisg@uni.edu, call 3-2650, or visit the NISG office in the Plaza Level of Maucker Union.

 

COLORGUARD CLINICS:

Colorguard Clinics will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 26, and Monday, April 9, on the floor of the UNI-Dome. Come and learn how to spin a rifle and double swing flags. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the West Gym. Contact emilyf@uni.edu or karesm@uni.edu for more information.


ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

Are you ready to teach the six pillars (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) of Character Counts? Attend this free workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). Pre-registration is required by e-mailing wsebert@uni.edu. Sponsored by the GBPAC.

 

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